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Century Old Vaccines Can Possible Cure People with COVID-19

A 100-year old vaccine that originated from Europe use to fight Tuberculosis (TB) is now becoming a trend for the possibility of using it to cure people with COVID-19.

The vaccine is what they call the Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BGC) and introduced back in 1920s.

From the reported news through Gulfnews.com, there are now scientists who are studying the possibility of using a 100-year old vaccine that originated from Europe as a potential cure for people who are suffering from the pandemic Novel Coronoavirus 2019 or known as COVID-19.

These research experts are as well looking at the possibility of protecting all the doctors, nurses and other health workers who serve as the front liners in this tough crisis worldwide.

With the help of this century old vaccine that treats people with Tuberculosis, scientists who are part of the study believe that this can strengthen the immune system of the human body and potentially eliminate the infection caused by the virus.

Both scientists from Europe and Australia are now studying the vaccine. They are focusing on a pair of groups that are high risk with the virus – elderly and health care workers.

According from the shared information through usnews.com, the BGC contain a live but weak strain of TB bacteria and helps in provoking the human body to develop anti-bodies. The anti-bodies then attack the bacteria caused by Tuberculosis and called the process as adaptive immune response.

Majority of the vaccines involve a single pathogen during the adaptive immune response.

As opposed to the other available vaccines, the BGC has the capacity to strengthen natural immune system of the body and works as a first line of defense to prevent various types of pathogen from penetrating the body.

This kind of process is helpful in preventing the infection from developing.

However, there is still no truthful evidence that can tell on whether the BGC vaccine can prevent the infection caused by COVID-19. Nonetheless, these research experts are not stopping in finding ways to defeat this pandemic virus through conducting various clinical tests.

Based on the information published through theguardian.com, there is a claim that most of the affected people are those who are old with health issues already. Because they have weaker immune system, it is easier for the virus to infect their body.

In most cases, COVID-19 can easily ruin the respiratory system and this is probably the reason why both the scientists from Europe and Australia are eager to prove the effectiveness of using BGC to protect all the health workers who are exposing themselves to infected patients.

Another claim of which they need to prove is that a person needs to stay with an infected person for about 10 minutes before being infected too. This is the reason why there are now hospitals with precautionary guidelines to stay away within 3-4 meters from an infected person to avoid the virus.

Usually, the virus spreads out when a person is sneezing or coughing and a strict social distancing is necessary during this situation.

Proper disinfection is very important these days because the issue about COVID-19 is serious. It already affected more than 180 countries and continuously infecting thousands of people across the globe.

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Why Home Quarantine is Effective in United Arab Emirates (UAE)?

Like any other countries in the world, UAE is also one of the places that experienced the pandemic Novel Coronavirus 2019 or also known as the COVID-19. Many knew that this particular virus is now killing thousands of people globally, the tested positive cases continue to increase daily and pulling down the economy worldwide as well.

This is the reason why all of the affected countries are trying their best efforts to defeat COVID-19 and bring back the normal lives of the people.

In UAE, the authorities had set precautionary measures that the locals need to follow in defeating the virus effectively. With these measures, it showed how the people living here had the exact discipline and courage to regain their normal way of lives.

UAE implemented a massive disinfecting campaign and advised the people to strictly stay at home as part of the process. Likewise, Dr. Hamad Saif Al Shamsi already issued the latest resolution that imposed fines as well as penalties to all those who will not follow the guidelines properly.

Dr. Hamad Saif Al Shamsi is the current Attorney General of the country.

To mention a few of the violations and fines as detailed through gulfnews.com include:

  • Paying dh50,000 – violating mandatory hospitalization by patients who refuse to take or continue taking the medicines they prescribed
  • Paying Dh50,000 – for any establishment / Dh500 for a customer that continuously operating such as (malls, markets, sports clubs, café, restaurants, cinemas and more).
  • Paying Dh50,000 – for disobeying the precautionary measures during home quarantine, private facilities quarantine as well as a refusal to undergo COVID-19 testing again.
  • Paying Dh2,000 – if a passenger from another country infected by a communicable disease came to UAE and violating the Ministry of Health and Prevention imposed precautionary measures.
  • Paying Dh10,000 – for the organizer of an event / Dh5,000 for a participant who disregard the rule of inviting guests or organizing any kind of gathering during the home quarantine period, either from a public or private place.
  • Paying Dh5,000 – if a medical personnel refuses to perform a requested medical examination
  • Paying Dh1,000 – for visiting any health facility without necessity and among other imposed penalties under the approved resolution.

In addition to these aforementioned violations and penalties, the authority likewise implemented knew operating hours all over the country. The involved places include the supermarkets, hypermarkets, bus stations, public transport services and hospitals among others.

With all these strict implementations, it is important for all the people living in UAE to adhere to what the authorities is instructing them to defeat the pandemic virus effectively.

Just few days ago, they already arrested 64 people because of not following the strict precautionary measures for home quarantine in UAE.

According to the statement of the Ministry of Interior as published online, they referred the 64 arrested people to the prosecution department of Crisis and Emergencies for the imposed penalties and consequences they will need to face.

They violated the Federal Law No. 14 of 2014, which require a person to undergo a strict 14-day home quarantine.

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